Fantastic news – Derriford Hospital will incorporate NPEx into its service portfolio in Autumn 2017. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust will be the first laboratory service across the SW peninsula to adopt NPEx to digitally book in external test requests and send out results to send away laboratory partners.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest hospital in the South West Peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare, serving a local population of 450,000 and providing a range of specialist services for almost 2,000,000 people.
As a regional specialist teaching hospital they provide a wide range of training and education working with partners in the medical school and local universities.
The NPEx deployment will enable connectivity to a DXC LIMS.
Richard Miles, Pathology Services Director, commented "We expect the go-live date for NPEx at Derriford Hospital to be towards the end of 2017 and this hospital, in its decision to adopt NPEx, anticipates that colleagues in the Peninsula are exploring this route to provide significant improvements in connectivity, reducing patient turn around times and removing manual process which are subject to error."